Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!

It’s been about a month since we returned from our New Zealand trip, and I’m just now posting a pic from that trip! Boy am I slacking!

Our boys gave us one of those large framed maps for Christmas –  along with little pins for us to place where we’ve traveled.  Goodness! We’ve gotta get busy and plan more trips!  The pins showing where we’ve been seems minuscule compared with all the places left to travel to! New Zealand was great. The world is a huge place. There are so many more places to visit!

In other miscellany:

I started a NEW class! I’m taking a pottery class. Yea, scary, haha, but NEW and exciting too!  In school, my schedule was always filled with music electives and I never got the chance to take a pottery or ceramics class.  I’m such a newbie!  However, I’m kind of thrilled with the 3rd item I made:


But, what on earth should I use it for? A classmate suggested using it for olive oil to dip crusty bread in.  That way we can still, kind of, see the design.  Let me know if you have any suggestions!

And…these are the NEW books I’ve read lately:


They are From Ash to Stone by Julie Daines, The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Gillebeau, and finally (after hearing a lot of buzz about it…) Daring Greatly by Brene Brown.

And lastly, I went to a workshop after work a few nights ago and learned something NEW about Jin Shin Jyutsu.  It was super interesting and although I don’t have any major ‘aches and pains”, I should practice this ancient self-healing art form, just to keep the good energy running through my body.  I know I’ll need to be consistent at it – as well as learn a lot more about it than I did in just that one workshop.  Let me know if any of you have any feedback for me about Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Well, I think that should be enough miscellany for this Monday! Take care and have a great day!  Do something NEW!




a NEW taste Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday!

I just had to post this recipe today – if only for my own benefit of having the recipe ready and always available when I need it.  It was delightfully delicious! Everyone that came over for dinner the other night had a very hard time saying no to another serving…then another…then another!  My daughter-in-law mentioned it tasted like a creamsicle, so that’s what I typed up the name to be.  Yum!

Here’s the recipe:


Have a great day! Do, learn or whip up something NEW!


a NEW photo of my week


Happy Friday! I loved spotting these vibrant leaves recently.  It was so chilly that day that these water droplets most likely never dropped!  They probably froze before they could!

Autumn is slipping away from us! I love the colors, but winter has it’s beauties too – {in its own frosty way}.  Seasons are the spice of life!  Have a great day!  Do something NEW!


a NEW Thursday thought


Happy Thursday! I hope my future self will thank me for chasing all the waterfalls that I do! Last weekend I crossed off another one off my waterfall bucket list.  This is Mesa Falls in Idaho – near the south end of Yellowstone Park.  It was very chilly, but the strength of the water rushing over the cliff was fantastic.  I chased this little guy around, trying to get his photo…squirrel.jpg

The top photo is known as ‘Upper Mesa Falls’, and this is Lower Mesa Falls:


What are you going to do today that your future self will thank you for?  Leave a comment and let me know! Do something NEW!

NEW neighbors and a NEW recipe


Happy Wednesday!

Can you tell I’ve been in the kitchen lately?  I tried a NEW brownie recipe – Pioneer Womans’ “Knock You Naked Brownies”.  I’m not sure what that really means, but if it means they are very scrumptious – well, I agree.  :o)  And we’ve had a few NEW neighbors move into the area lately, so I finally made up three of these cookie platters and knocked off all three welcoming duties off my to-do list all in one day.


It seems like the theme of this post is knock or knocking, so I guess I should ask you a few knock knock jokes…

Knock knock.

Who’s there?


Cash who?

No thanks, I’ll have some peanuts.

Knock knock.

Who’s there?


Voodoo who?

Voodoo you think you are, asking me so many questions?

Knock knock.

Who’s there?


Thermos who?

Thermos be a better way to get through to you.


Have a great day! Do, learn or bake something NEW…OR, send me some NEW jokes! Apparently I need some!  :o)



a NEW photo of my week


Happy Tuesday!

So I warned you that I’d be posting a few pics from my Scarecrow Festival photography excursion.  You’ll have to let me know which ones you like best.  The funny thing is, a couple of my favorite posts today in my WordPress Reader has a dog theme! I guess I’m just playing along with the theme.

Why are they my favorite posts today?  Well, check out THIS very clever poem written by “Charlie the Dog”  and then go and check out THIS  very cool photo manipulation of ‘A Dog on the Path’ and I think you’ll see why! :o)

Have a great day.  Do something doggone NEW and different today!



Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday y’all!

Yes, isn’t Octobers da best!?!  Only another week and half of it though!  Novembers are good too though!  Pumpkin pie with oodles of whipped cream is coming our way! Yum!


So, what I’ve been up to:

My photography outing this week was to a Scarecrow festival.  Warning:  You’ll be seeing more scarecrows than you probably want to see in upcoming posts!

I’m going to call my Classics Reading Challenge ‘finished’.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t find “La dame de Monsoreau” by Alexandre Dumas translated into English.  I tried!  But…I give up!  I’m done. It’s finished.  I enjoyed the challenge!  My last book to read was Dracula!  Good timing eh?  I just finish it this week – actually I “read” it by listening to the audio book on my commutes into work. That counts, right?  {pun intended :o}  Ha!

The gal who is hosting our book club this month is asking everyone to dress up!  I’m going as something similar to this:


I got an old white dress at the thrift store and my niece who is an expert seamstress added the gauzy embellishments etc.  I’ll try and have someone take some pics at book club that night and I’ll post them.  Creepy eh?

I got me {another} NEW camera :o)  One cannot have too many cameras!  This one is a high-end compact.  I’m gonna love carrying it around rather than my large DSL on our upcoming trip to New Zealand/Australia!  I’m sure I’ll be posting plenty of pics from that trip.  Can’t wait to go sailing through the fjords of NZ!

That’s it for this version of Monday’s Miscellany.  Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!